Dr. Marian Chertow is Professor of Industrial Environmental Management and the Director of the Center for Industrial Ecology and at the Yale School of the Environment. She is also appointed at the Yale School of Management and the National University of Singapore. Her research and teaching focus on industrial ecology, business/environment issues, circular economy and waste management. Her research has championed the study of industrial symbiosis involving geographically based exchanges of materials, energy, water and wastes within networks of businesses globally. In 2019 she received the highest recognition of the International Society for Industrial Ecology, its Society Prize, for her “outstanding contributions to the field.”
Prior to Yale, Professor Chertow spent ten years in environmental business and state and local government including service as president of a bonding authority that built a billion dollars worth of waste infrastructure. She is a frequent international lecturer and became a Member of the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) Expert Panel on Circular Economy in Canada in 2020. She also serves as an Advisor to the Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability at Trane Technologies, Inc, is on the Board of Terracycle US Inc, and the Steering Committee of the Alliance for Research in Corporate Sustainability.